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Can't enter the password

I have a password in English in Fedora GNOME. There is no correct keyboard input method on the login screen. I tried booting with runlevel 3 to hop onto runlevel 5, but the session finishes in order. ...
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Can't enter safe mode

I'm trying to enter safe mode, but the screen remains black and there's "safe mode" in 4 corners. No sign-in option or what so ever appear after. Normal mode says "the group policy client ...
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Prevent auto login during boot once

My Windows 8.1 has auto login enabled. Sometimes I need to login with different user. Is it possible to disable auto login during windows once without disabling it globally? because most of all cases ...
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Windows 7 welcome screen: How to always reveal password

On the Windows 7 Welcome Screen, I want all characters typed into the password box to be displayed (not masked) as the characters are being typed. Is there a setting / registry key / third-party tool ...
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OS X gets stuck at the login window and only displays the dark blue linen background

I had to hard boot my MacBook off last night after it got stuck in a Keynote presentation. On the restart, I opened Safari / Chrome and would visit a webpage and about a second after rendering the ...
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lightdm and desktop session control by command line

Using linux desktop systems (lightdm login manager, openbox, lxde or unity desktops), how can I enter and exit sessions (eg. log in from lightdm and log out from the desktop session) by command line, ...
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Mint opening wrong login screen sometimes

I've created my own login screen editing the code of Zukitwo-Circle. It works perfectly, but sometimes, instead of opening it, Mint simply opens GTK, the pure GTK, with no theme. Sometimes that ...
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Multiple keyboard layouts when logging in Windows 8.1

I'm currently using my Outlook credentials when logging in to my Windows 8.1 Laptop installation. When I start up the laptop, I'm greeted with the welcome screen which has two drop down options at the ...
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BSOD after attempt at windows update. Not Random

Windows-U-7-sp1 here. A system failure during a windows update locked the Laptop and after an hour had to power it off. When returning to try to boot, i get these bsod errors: 0x000000f4 ...
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Cannot Switch Users in Windows 8.1

Today, I decided to test some new software I'm developing on my PC under a non-admin account. I've run into a huge problem, though: I'm unable to switch accounts! I have the Guest account enabled and ...
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explorer.exe, windows 10 slow login with one user

I have 3 users on my computer using Windows 10. One of them recently became slow to login (6 seconds instead of 2). I looked in event viewer and both users have the same history when loging in. It ...
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Why is there a delay when I unlock Windows 10?

When I wake my computer, there is a 5-10 second delay before I can type or move the mouse. I've disabled the Lock Screen, but that didn't change anything. I don't remember this being an issue with ...
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OSX Yosemite: Can't login to MacBook Air, FileVault is on

I can't get into my Mac (10.10.5 Yosemite). The problem is that I know the password but I simply can't type it in. Yesterday I bought this laptop, I'm Lithuanian so I decided to make the default ...
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Enabling welcome screen Windows 7 Embedded

I want the list of available users (without the hidden admin account etc) displayed. To facilitate an easier login experience. Things I have tried: Security policy editor: secpol | Local Policies |...
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Mac Screen Sharing - see screen, but no login prompt

In the past I have been able to connect via screensharing (finder/go to server vnc://IP) to my i-Mac at work from my mac-mini just fine. However, when I tried today, I wasn't able to see the login ...
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Snow Leopard login box – mouse click required?

I manage several Mac labs at a school, and I noticed something a little odd in one lab after recently reimaging the Macs. Although there is a flashing cursor in the username field of the login box, ...
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Login screen not appearing post boot

Once we boot the OS, I can see the Windows Logo. After that it should load the Logon screen to click on login. But unfortunately, a blank screen appears with a Cursor. I can move around the cursor, ...
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Change “Other User” from Windows 10 login?

I have Do not display last user name enabled using Local Security Policy. I prefer it that way for a few reasons one being I'm not the only one to use the computer. However I was wondering if there ...
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Previous user name still appears in login screen in after renamed/removed?

When using lusrmgr.msc to renamed/removed a user account, I still see it in login screen. I want the new name appear there only. What can I do to work around that?
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Ubuntu login screen doesn't show up after installing postgresql

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my new machine and everything works fine. However, when I install postgresql and shut down the computer, when I log back in, there's no graphical login screen. The ...
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Win7 Login Screen: Animation / Password box Location Change

Is there a way on the login screen: to make the background an animation (e.g. from a GIF or AVI file)? to change the users, buttons and password box's location not to be in the middle of the screen?
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Enable display manager selection in Red Hat 6 gnome login

We use Red Hat 6 at work and I've a desktop that's a dedicated as my development environment. I routinely use wmii and have NXServer and client running within its own session that allows me to ...
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Windows 7 login screen: how change default action to sleep?

I know how to change default to sleep in start menu after logging in, but what about in the logon screen? How do I change the red button on the bottom right to default to sleeping instead of shutdown?
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How to have numlock enabled on login screen without disabling fast startup?

I can't get numlock enabled by default on login screen of my Windows 10 machine. I read many articles/questions with solutions like these: How to have num lock enabled by default on log on screen? ...
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Cannot login into ubuntu 14.04 after update

I did a routine update and since than I cannot login. i followed the advice on these two questions but it didn't work as I keep getting the message "home is not a directory". Of course when I do "...
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How to show more than one AD account on the login screen in Windows 7

I manage a small portion of a large AD network, we have a few machines that have exactly two users, who login in and out multiple times a day. Normal behavior is that the last user name is shown ...
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How to modify system configuration (msconfig) for one user?

I changed the System Configuration > Selective startup options for account A using msconfig.exe. I set it to "Load system services" only. Save. Restart. Now account A is stuck on the login screen. ...
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How do I enable shutdown from the login screen with only one user in Windows 7?

By default, Windows 7 gives you the option to shutdown a PC from the login screen, but only before you've selected a user. Once I log in and lock my system, the screen shows my username (so I can ...
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Unable to log in on Windows 7 Home Basic after creating new user

I have deleted an user account in my system (HP Pavilion G4) and created a new account, everything was OK. Next day when I switched on the laptop I saw "Invalid username or password" error in login ...
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How to login multiple user at boot - Windows server 2012

How do I boot up Windows Server 2012 with Administrator user as main account and another user (also this administrator) on background with other settings without have to connect with RDP all time to ...
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LogMeIn connecting to Windows?

I have a curious question? Can LogMeIn connect you to another computer's Windows Login Screen? Because what I am trying to do is. I would like to connect to one of my computers and reach the login ...
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Can't get the second PC to accept Ctrl+Alt+Pause command at login

I am having problems getting past the login screen on the client using Ctrl+Alt+Pause. I have to use another keyboard just to login. Synergy is running - I can move the mouse to the client. I am ...
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Why does the login screen say “Windows will try to connect to the network”?

Not long ago, when logging into my domain-joined Windows 7 Professional PC (with fast user switching enabled) at work, I noticed the words Windows will try to connect to the network Directly ...
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How to set desktop texts in windows 7?

I want to do something similar to this http://www.askvg.com/show-your-desired-text-on-desktop-by-customizing-windows-vista-build-number/ But with "lots" of text, like a paragraph or couple of ...
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Advanced splash screen before an user logs into a Windows box

I am searching for a solution to configure an advanced version of a splash screen that appears before the user can log in to the Windows machine. The splash screen will display some terms of use and ...
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Cannot login to Windows 8.1 after System Refresh (on a new laptop)

I bought a Dell Inspiron 15 5000 Series laptop today that came preloaded with Windows 8.1. The system setup went fine, and I made the following changes from the Desktop: Uninstalled CyberLink suite, ...
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Keyboard unresponsive at login screen Windows 7 Enterprise

Our main system image is having a widespread/sporadic issue. When the system sits--over the weekend, usually--some machines do not respond at the login screen. We have it setup so a user has to press '...
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Webkit-greeter only changes after a restart, not when logging out or locking computer

On Ubuntu 14.04, I installed the lightdm-webkit-greeter using sudo apt-get install lightdm-webkit-greeter then, I did the following to get the greeter I wanted: cd /usr/share/lightdm-webkit/themes/ ...
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Mint 17.2 MATE setting to force login after sleep

Before I updated from Mint 17 to 17.2, when I would sleep the computer, upon reawakening there was a login required. Now it just restores my desktop, but I can't find the setting (if any) in the ...
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Surface RT signs out user immediately

I have an administrator account and a normal user on my Surface RT (first generation), running Windows 8.1. I can log into the administrator account just fine... However, whenever I log into the ...
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Windows 8.1 remember two users at start-up

I have a computer running Windows 8.1 which I use for some work ( logging in to ActiveDirectory ) and at home ( just using a local user profile ) and although this works fine, it seems a bit laborious ...
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Blank screen between windows 8.1 logo and login screen. .

I have been using windows 8.1. Some days ago i encountered an issue that after login screen i was facing a black screen on my laptop for about 10 seconds (varying). I tried too much to check what is ...
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Change login screen after screen lock/suspend in mint 17

Is it possible, and i that case how, to change login screen after I have suspended my mint 17. The problem is that after I have locked/suspended I get just black screen. To get the login manager i ...
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Login from the command line

OS: Linux, Mint. I want to have a system where I can insert a flashdrive into a computer, and using the Udev rules, have the system log in a user account. I can do the Udev part, but what command ...
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Unlock/login Windows 7 with keyboard only

The Windows 7 login/lock screen sucks because you need to click first at the user icon and then enter the password. This not only inconvniently requires both Mouse and keyboard, I often have trouble ...
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Win 7 - cannot login if wifi is turned on

I am having a very strange error on my Win 7 Ultimate 64bit system. It's installed on laptop HP Pavilion G6. Namely, I restart the system and come to the login screen (the system has 4 users). If the ...
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Login to RDS session

As the moment, I have to log into my desktop, start mstsc, and type in the rds details to login to my rds desktop session. Is it possible to go directly into the rds session without having to load my ...
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Disable the login screen on CentOS 6

Is it possible to disable the graphical login screen on CentOS 6, so that: It directly logs in with my user of choice It doesn't show the login screen after a period of inactivity I do understand ...
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Looping login screen in Windows 7

I've got some problems with temporary user profile in my win7.I fixed them, and now it seems like my login screen or even proccess is beeing 'looped' - every time i try to login i get something like ...
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Win 7 Login: show special account only when pressing special key combo

I have two user accounts on a Windows 7 Pro machine: Standard and Special. I would like to configure Win 7 so that the special account is only shown on the login screen when pressing say Ctrl or ...